Lucio Gonzalez Mendez Sr., 66, passed away on Thursday, Aug. 19, 2010. He was born on Dec. 15, 1943 in Sinton to Antonio and Faustina Gonzalez Mendez.

He lived most of his life in Banquete.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two sons, Lucio Mendez Jr. and Felix Mendez; and his sister, Eva Colmenero.

He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Gloria Mendez of Banquete; his children, Gloria (Tony) Marengo, Lori (Hector) Limon, both of Corpus Christi, Antonio 'Tony" Mendez of Banquete, and Joseph Anthony Mendez of San Angelo; two sisters, Margarita Ortiz of Orange Grove, and Oralia Garcia of Robstown; his brother, Genaro Mendez of Corpus Christi; his daughter-in-law, Tina Mendez of Robstown; 10 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and numerous other relatives and friends.

A prayer service was held at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 22, 2010 at Ramon Funeral Home Chapel in Robstown. The funeral service was conducted at 10 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 23, 2010 at Ramon Funeral Home Chapel in Robstown. Interment followed at Banquete Cemetery.

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